lyrics by s. harrison

roar of attrition

Making A Killing
war equals profit capital over peace
manufacturers reign over army and police
senators on sale policies duly writ
democracy the fallacy guess who pays for it
making a killing as blood is spilling
these barbarous bastards make torture their living
feudal taxation for a new world nation
corporate terrorists in violation
resigned to protest in retaliation
we're prosecuted for agitation
making a killing  as blood is spilling
these barbarous bastards make torture their living

Drone Attack
drone attack another drone attack
drone attack another drone attack
degree of discretion proven to lack
remote controlled killing ignoble attack
targeted souls with no due process
causing more hatred against the US
drone attack another drone attack
drone attack another drone attack
non-insurgents caught up in the task
blown into pieces with no questions asked
mercenary madness pressing buttons of death
ill founded decisions somebody’s last breath
drone attack another drone attack
drone attack another drone attack
acts of indifference fall into cracks
murder from distance convenient and fast
accountability lost in the plume of the blast
those who are responsible beaurocracy masks
drone attack another drone attack
drone attack another drone attack
drone attack another drone attack
drone attack another drone attack

XL Pipecrime
xl pipeline it's a pipecrime
xl pipeline it's the pipe of death
carbon footprint from the feet of king kong
keystone pipeline as wrong as it is long
tar sands poison spewing across the land
currency exchanged between the guilty hands
xl pipeline it's a pipecrime
xl pipeline it's the pipe of death
petroleum for sale shipped out abroad
indigenous needs all but ignored
who does the travesty exist to benefit
the list of reasons given all full of shit
xl pipeline it's a pipecrime
xl pipeline it's the pipe of death

No Solution
what's the recourse is it on earth
debilitation doomed from birth
chronic depression mars the time
compounded ills life is unkind
the resolution no solution (repeat)
withdrawn from view cease to relate
vacant inside raw mental state
in sickness there is no health
life is a problem erasing yourself
the resolution no solution (repeat)

Intifada
...and on the seventh day god's people launch another missile against another god's people
intifada (8x)
rockets keep flying civilians are dying
children are frying media is lying
intifada(8x)
struggle for power death on the hour
politics warp innocents caught
intifada(4x)
war over land alliances stand
wealth wins the day aim the debt ray
intifada (8x)

Gitmo A Go Go
stitched up by the powers that be
stitched up no security
stitched up there's no justice here
stitched up held in mortal fear
stitched up by those in control
stitched up do what you are told
stitched up there's no reprieve
stitched up tax the air you breathe
stitched up they get away with it
stitched up they don't give a shit
stitched up throw away the pin
stitched up gladly do you in
stitched up there's no liberty
stitched up throw away the key
stitched up do just as they please
stitched up sick with their disease

Problems of Today
the news is bad again today
more children just got blown away
welcome to the wild wild west
don't forget your Teflon vest
life is loony in the USA
terror's HERE no need to stray
a murder here a massacre there
guns and liquor sold everywhere
where are the kids supposed to play
as gun sales soar at the local store
it does no good to beg or pray
when these are the problems of today
the news is bad again today
the MIC-ran NRA say buy more guns buy more ammo
the nations in an all time low  
life is lairy in the usa  kill all that gets in its way
it doesn’t care about your cause
its foreign policy is starting wars
where are the kids supposed to play
as gun sales soar at the local store
it does no good to beg or pray
when these are the problems of today

Escape
escape escape escape escape
escape from procession  escape into sleep
escape from the memories  that constantly creep
escape escape escape escape
escape from the burdens  escape from the guilt
escape all the fictions  the horror mans built
escape escape escape escape
escape from the danger  escape from the pain
escape from agendas  torment and the shame
escape escape escape escape
escape from monotony  escape from the stress
escape from the sickness  we're forced to suppress
escape escape escape escape
escape from the system  escape from its clasp
escape from the nails  they've driven in this cask
escape escape escape escape
escape from corruption  escape from the cliques
escape from the hellish hives  of sucking human ticks
escape escape escape escape

Preemptive Strikes
destructive minds at the helm of the wheel
greedy little pigs conspiring to steal
world domination disaster ensues
regressive affront backed up by the news
preemptive strikes against human rights (2x)
the arrogance of man in his quest for control
reverse responsibility for any logical role
unleashing devastation against a targeted land
malice of forethought no chance of remand
preemptive strikes against human rights (2x)

The Coal War
Appalachian decimation  silica-infested population
tumors in the victims’ heads contaminated watersheds
this is the coal war
mountain tops now truncated  mother nature decapitated
woodland streams obliterated communities evacuated
this is the coal war
bulldozers and dynamite  healthy land now barren site
vitality turns to poisoned corpse  industry acts with no remorse
this is the coal war (repeat)

Low Priority
one thing that I learned early
I'm a low priority
from school to church to family
a life besieged by drudgery
society made it clear to me
I'm a low priority
worship money worship greed
welcome to the capitalist creed
no red carpet not for me
I'm a low priority
and all the people who feel like me
you're a low priority
in this world ran by money
can you afford the freedom fee
how many people agree with me
we're a low priority
in their boat or in the sea
treading water next to me
even the blind can plainly see
who's the low priority
I don't bless the bourgeoise
billions live in poverty
it clarifies one thing for me
we're a low priority

Uzers
I'm not here to be used
I'm not here to be abused
We're not here to follow your rules
We're not here to be your fools
uzers abuzers they try to reduce us
uzers abuzers without us they're useless
uzers we know who you are
uzers we know what you are
uzers we know what you do
uzers your missions' so see through
uzers abuzers they try to reduce us
uzers abuzers without us they're useless
I'm not a pawn in your game
I'm not a slave in your trade
uzers we refuse to honour your reign
uzers we won't be your slain
uzers abuzers they try to reduce us
uzers abuzers without us they're useless

Land of The Fee
system system on the wall  you don't fucking care at all
land of the free  free to lie through your teeth
home of the brave  who were killed and enslaved
a nation’s history reads  like daylight robbery
leave us no choice but to push for recovery
monetary madness replace by fair trade
surface of the playing field needs to be relayed
every single being’s got something to give
and they’re fucking every one of us and the lives we're trying to live
system system on the wall  pry out the nail and watch you fall
with change there comes danger but still we must evolve
communication ameliorates a spirit that won't dissolve
the pursuit for something better than what we're forced to take
a class system of commerce with brokers on the make
treating us like cattle with their rotten upper hand
viewing us suspiciously as we roam about our land
sadistic psychos weaving wretched webs of lies
destroying habitat forcing climate change to rise
think they're so damn cool with their calculator souls
care nothing for the world except their ego-ridden goals
inherent rights - they're ripping us off
our legitimacy - they're ripping us off
our privacy - they're ripping us off
land of the free - they're ripping us off
natural gas - they're ripping us off
h20 - they're ripping us off
electricity - they're ripping us off
land of the free - they're ripping us off

As The World Burns
are you lovin' it
smile and have a coke
got the latest gadgets
a vaporising smoke
whiten up your smile as the world burns
show how fab you are as the world burns
designer duds to wear as the world burns
haven't got a care as the world burns
up on the latest trends
bein' seen on the weekends
appearance is number one
ever tread on anyone
tighten up your belly as the world burns
buy a bigger telly as the world burns
inflate your ego larger as the world burns
tommy gun up your Hilfiger as the world burns
drive a brand new car to show how bright you are
you’re the symbol of suckcess much better than the rest

4 Degree Warning
Multi-nationals owe
where does their money go?
not to the world it drains
the eco system locked in chains
what will it take to wake the powers that deregulate
belligerence and wanton spoil spilling carbon and crude oil
the planet is warming  the 4 degree warning
the signs are everywhere  humanity's failure to prepare
the planet is warming the 4 degree warning
the sun turns up the heat the super power that can't be beat
polar caps are melting now how much more can we allow
these rapists of our land conduct our end with bloody hands
no longer can they fool with oligarchy as their tool
the death bells distant chime rings closer in the end of time

Psyclops Babies
depleted uranium  chemical tai chi
monstrous births supra deformity
psyclops babies
white phosphorous methodic Mephistopheles
calculated cancer beyond bubonic
psyclops babies
craven collusion lovecraftian labor
vulgaric vision  infinite horror
psyclops babies
sado science  despot sorcery
Geneva convention  no intervention
psyclops babies

 

35% Real Grief
in this country where we live is only 35% conservative
in this country kicking up a fuss
the ones who seek to rule the rest of us
so who's to say what we do with our bodies
who's to say what we do with our minds
so who are they to tell us how to live our lives 
they're the few we're the more block their law
in this country where we live
is only 35% conservative
in this country kicking up a fuss
the ones who seek to rule the rest of us
so who do you think you're kidding with your politricks
we know you're just a bunch of greedy pricks
we've a right to our lives live the way we want
control is their desire cos' they're ignorant
in this country where we live
is only 35% conservative
in this country kicking up a fuss
the ones who seek to rule the rest of us
power mad rulers pissing on the poor
sending young people off to fight their war
using the police as their private guard
crime in certain sectors they just disregard
in this country where we live
is only 35% conservative
in this country kicking up a fuss
the ones who seek to rule the rest of us
conservatives conserving their own interests
whatever the cost to you and I
...nice people

Bloo Bloods
are their lips moving? then they must be lying
deceit is the hallmark of their game
dress up so dapper to make an impression
they are what they wear and they're lame
still... what goes on inside
puerility mistaken for pride
will...they ever attest to enlightenment forever denied
keep up impressions deception is vital
the calling card of the most fake
lawns must be cut and the weeds all pulled up
leaves fall to ground just for the rake
fill...themselves up with shit
individualism has now since died
nil...is the score of their gain
conform to all that is inane
so thanks for the damage that we have incurred
being subject to their stupid rules
insult and injury is their way of life
the unnatural disease of these sad fools
no...to all those that side
we won't comply with their scheme
know...that we will endure
an existence within our own means

Gated Community
I don’t give a shit  I said Fuck it  I live in a gated community
I am nouveau riche  You live in a ditch  I live in a gated community
(laughs)
I laugh at the poor  Cos’ I am no more 
I get to laugh at you  All my dreams come true  I live in a gated community
I’m now upper class  See these wads of cash  I live in a gated community
(laughs)
I laugh at the poor  Cos’ I am no more  Gated community

Fuck the Far Right
The GOP the Tea Party
The NRA the KKK
Fuck the Far Right
The MIC the PIC
The NSA the CIA
They’re anti equality
They’re anti liberty
They’re anti democracy
They’re anti you and me
Right wing madness
Right wing lies
Leaves no choice
But to despise
It’s us or them
Its them or us
And we’ve all fucking had enough
Fuck the Far Right

The Grueling Elite
another war upon a distant shore
the ruling class have fixed another law
they give the orders and the puppets jump
turn foreign land into a toxic dump
one's with the money the one's in control
just check the victims of Bikini Atoll
do what they want care less for us
It's kill an elephant just for a tusk
exploit the people/environment too
just peep the monkeys that live in the zoo
to be of privilege is ok for some
but this world exists for everyone
everybody has the right to thrive
beyond the challenge just to stay alive
not what you know but who you know
it's not bright to always go with the flow
cos' they're rich they think they're better than you
a mere peasant at the back of the queue
justice for the poor reserved for the rich
another setback another glitch
we have to fight for what we want changed
reverse the programming that's clearly deranged
cherish the future that we have to reclaim
far from the follies of the fascist bane

Fascion
torture then death  torture then death
beautiful creatures  locked up in a cage
prepped for a grisly end  raised up for a wage
beautiful creatures  hear them skinned alive
evil beings do this  evil fucking crime
torture then death  torture then death
beautiful creatures  slaughtered for a coat
what civilization  what a fucking joke
beautiful creatures  denied of their lives
on behalf of humanity who drown out their cries
torture then death  torture then death

The Omega Plan
and it comes to pass
yes it comes alas
those with wealth own everything
you and I are mere possessions
in a grand scheme we're not privy to
they admit nothing  they admit nothing
they drain life from everything
marvel at the sights they're soon to go
tigers and monkeys and the whole damned show
can they achieve this can we allow this
prepare your cheek for the fascist kiss
they admit nothing  they admit nothing
they drain life from everything
facing tragedy morbid fantasy
the Isle of Moreau is the planet earth
and Captain Nemo is the resistance
to the vile forces of vice and woe
they admit nothing  they admit nothing
they drain life from everything
resigned to rotting the constant plotting
paranoia floods every beating heart
failing faith in the frail future
living horror as it falls apart
they admit nothing they admit nothing
they drain life from everything

Small Wonder
is it any wonder
our world in decline
is it any wonder at all
is it any wonder
with the rise in crime
is it any wonder at all
this is the world of man (3x)
this is a world gone mad
is it any wonder
how the climates changed
is it any wonder at all
is it any wonder how much life is strained
is it any wonder at all
this is the world of man (3x)
this is a world gone mad
is it any wonder people live in fear
is it any wonder at all
is it any wonder things get worse each year
is it any wonder at all
this is the world of man (3 times)

this is a world gone mad
is it any wonder people kill themselves
is it any wonder at all
is it any wonder what the system sells
is it any wonder at all
this is the world of man (3 times)
this is a world gone mad

Slaughter in Sochi
slaughter in Sochi  disgraceful bloody acts
slaughter in Sochi  culling dogs like rats
fucking bastards (4x)
cold blooded killers  worst of any breed
psycho fucked up humans watch as stray dogs feed
on arsenic poisoned offerings that soon will render ill
as the soulless fucking zombies  move in for the kill
slaughter in Sochi  disgraceful bloody acts
slaughter in Sochi  culling dogs like rats
fucking bastards (4x)
how would you like to be discarded left to rot
poisoned like a petite pest or casually shot
they're man’s best friend for a reason you barmy fucking twats
noble creature slaughtered like disease infected rats
slaughter in Sochi  disgraceful bloody acts
slaughter in Sochi  culling dogs like rats

 

signs of civilization

gravity’s a myth

i'm burnt on this i'm bored as piss
i've had enough of the judas kiss
i live each day to get ahead
the tension tears inside my head
feels like the bloody flux
gravity’s a myth the earth sucks
you're doing things you don't wanna do

deny yourself you have no clue
sacrifice to pay a bill
the tax collector you wanna kill
it's not the matter it's the crux
gravity’s a myth the earth sucks
wars everywhere but how many care
truncheon-claps for those who dare
what kind of life is this for you
i'm screaming black and hearing blue
the living dead in a frayed tux
gravity’s a myth the earth sucks
feeling strange they want you to
nation of fear built just for you
demoralization will see you through
until the end a cuckoo flew
in what you trust the mottos bust
when daily bread is moldy crust
living free has got you broke
can't see the castle for the moat
the ghost of Ronnie has got you by the throat
i'm in the rain upon the chain
to break again to feel the pain
that i'm alive and you are stuck
the stupid fuck you've always been
to believe in country god and queen
victorian morals the bourgeois dream
to believe that crap is so obscene

it's my goal to break the gene
to rise above all you demean
to smash the lies you foster on
your selfish views are all a con
i see you you fear me
threaten your false morality
i mean the best rise to the test
i'm all safe in my bullet proof jest
it's not the proper it's the just
gravity’s a myth the earth sucks

deported

stopped searched harassed interrogated

handcuffed researched demoralized
not enough cash on me to enter the land of the free
deported
told the truth paid the price
the i.n.s. fucked up my life
nine months of separation so much for allied cooperation
deported
stopped searched harassed interrogated

handcuffed researched demoralized
not enough cash on me to enter the land of the free
deported

 

humanity/hypocrisy

a contradiction a human addiction
morality or moronity?
the high ground is littered with shit
think about it act upon it
it's not so bad to be confused
at least it's better than a false front
campaign of crap another media stunt
there's no time for self-righteousness 
we're all a part of the same big mess
seek a means to make a change
a little is bigger than nothing at all
the closed minds are the real enemies
profiting off the worlds weaker entities

the truth is the less are really the more
if we could just cast off our private wars
manipulation is the game of the toppers

the oppressive groups evolution stoppers 
they've got us all at each other’s throats

leering behind their walls the pompous jokes
decency is a state of mind
class isn't governed by a bank account
respectability is a load of toss
you can stuff your suit and pretentious dross

there's a better word for humanity - hypocrisy
here's an idea for you and me - integrity
admission is a must to wipe the slate clean - clarity
or we're all guilty of the same scheme - depravity humanity/hypocrisy
there's a better word for humanity - hypocrisy
here's an idea for me and you - integrity
admission is a must to wipe the slate clean – clarity

or we're all guilty of the same scheme – depravity

 

wired shut

peeling back your eyes
condemn the lies
they seek to trap your mind
have you navigating blind
your eyes are wired shut
your eyes are wired shut
an inalienable right to maximize your sight
opposition to what's fake
exposition church and state
your eyes are wired shut your eyes are wired shut
what's it to you how i look how i think how i act

who are you to judge me

bathing in your apathy
i've been listening since the day i was born
the lies of religion political eyesores
you're just a fool to yourself and to me
your fears your guilt your schemes for money
i know your game i've seen it many times before

you want me to do what you want me to do

while you do what you wanna do
they want you to do what they don't wanna do 
one rule for you another one for me
i pay in fines what you get for free

neutron dawn

eyes melt skin explodes
everybody's dead everybody's dead

demonocracy

what do you see in this society
disenfranchised / conspiracy
welcome to dread time poverty and crime
what hope is there for those who are war torn
survival in the modern age

it's a grim truth for the underclass
a real razors edge with no privilege
they will always be in a state of emergency
a terror in design - life on borrowed time
survival in the modern age
injustice is rampant ruining every city
corruption is standard government policy
the truth takes a backseat - demonocracy
dog eating dog a grim reality
survival in the modern age
it's a grim truth

question!

it’s your life are you having fun
has the system now got you on the run

fraught with stress barely making it
fighting full on  just to deal with it
too many questions not enough answers
too much toil know you can’t cope

need some help numb yourself with dope
drifting out of sight each and every night

wanna fly your kite cannot hold on tight
too many questions not enough answers

 

exist to resist

don't you know
no you don't
your way of life equals strife
you feign concern but crave control
i never hated till i saw your goal
live and let live
i exist to resist you
live and let live
i exist to resist you
you think your way is the way
opposing those who go astray
refuse to accept another’s choice
all you fear we may rejoice
live and let live
i exist to resist you
live and let live
i exist to resist you
what is it that makes you tick
power and greed revel in it
abuse of wealth we're sick of it
your soul belongs in a blackened pit
live and let live
i exist to resist you
live and let live
i exist to resist you
live and let live
i exist to resist you
live and let live
i exist to resist you

the opposable thumb
all the other animals are not dumb
just because they're minus an opposable thumb
all of this dread is because of this hand

that raped and pillaged slaughtered the land
the opposable thumb
the animals aint dumb
the opposable thumb
the doomsday clock is ticking louder in the lair
polluted rivers/forests the water and the air
all life-forms are suffering
extinction is rife
mans greed and desperation everywhere is causing strife
the opposable thumb
the animals ain’t dumb
the opposable thumb
i'm ashamed of being human
the species is flawed
constricting every aspect with agendas that appall
it's just a game of chess to the bastards in control

gaining all their power from the things that they have stole
the opposable thumb
the animals aint dumb
the opposable thumb
the animals aint dumb

now what
once upon a woeful time
man made up his favorite crime
now what
avarice and greed for me
bow down now and worship me
now what
i remember being eighteen
in the cold no empathy
now what
suicidal/ dysentery
mental health facility
now what
remember wally hope
nick blinko's pope
conscience awoke
black and white punks on hope
predicament a poison snake
mans made up his dreadful state
now what
aren't our minds designed for more
regression, repression we can't ignore
now what
equality's not just a dream

dominion exists just to demean
now what

oil birds
oil birds   oil birds   oil birds  
oil birds   oil birds   oil birds  
oil birds   oil birds   oil birds  
oil birds   oil birds   oil birds
oil birds   oil birds   oil birds  
these are the signs of civilization
mans recklessness equals mass devastation
animals and birds drowning in oil

fishes and marshland all left to spoil
these are the signs of civilization
these are the signs of extermination
these are the signs of rapid extinction
these are the signs of a damned corporation
billows of smoke form over the sea
acrid air too toxic to breathe
fire on the ocean blue is now black
all life in the region stabbed in the back
these are the signs of civilization
these are the signs of extermination
these are the signs of rapid extinction
these are the signs of a damned corporation
the gulf is now doomed future unclear

millions of lives could soon disappear

hope for the best prepare for the worst

unnatural disaster catastrophic curse
these are the signs of civilization
these are the signs of extermination
these are the signs of rapid extinction
these are the signs of a damned corporation

convention of oppression
power is our rule capital our tool
we cling to the code like warts on a toad
we dominate through fear
attack from the rear
we print the poison paper
we're hidden in sight
we justify our crime
our coveted line in time
proud family line
pure as bladder brine
we drink and share with naught
in a barren world of draught
let the lesser starve
we're worthy of all grace
we run the human race
we ruin the human race
we justify our crime
our coveted line in time

serve and protect who
police police police police police police police police
police police police police police police police police
the motto of the force states serve and protect
but experience has shown it to be select and neglect
critically restrict us on our self defense
substitute self reliance for an inept pretense
where were the bronze when it was three on one
looked this way but drove straight on
police police police police police police police police
police police police police police police police police
the motto of the force states serve and protect
but the experience is more hassle and disrespect
where are the authorities when you need them there
they're somewhere more important and they don't care
where are civil servants when you're in a ditch
do they serve us or do you have to be rich
police police police police police police police police
police police police police police police police police

the empire falls
when the people up top can't see the wood for the trees
when the tyrannical few keep bludgeoning our view
when the addiction of power in the veins of the crew
see their self importance on a notch above you
the empire falls the empire falls
corporate crime prime time of lies
unconscious media all gagged up and tied
rulers reign on from their dens of disgust
all machines of oppression are destined to rust
the empire falls the empire falls

schisms
false flags sabotage covert tests endured by u.s
pandemic espionage thought control exposed to u.s
assassinations rigged ballots starvation witnessed by u.s
pollution bigotry speciesism plaguing u.s

the machine rolls on
the machine rolls on crushing all in it's way
the earth and it's creatures driven to the brink of doom
the humans please themselves take much more than they need
humans driven by greed
the humans deceive themselves in the name of a god

the world around us bleeds
the machine rolls on
with no thoughts of consequences
the earth and it's dwellers all sealed up in a tomb
the humans please themselves

take much more than they need
humans driven by greed
the humans deceive themselves in the name of a god

the world  around us bleeds
the machine rolls on
with no regard to repercussions
the embryonic form capitulates inside the womb

cellophane
cellophane people cellophane lives
cellophane values cellophane bribes
cellophane people cellophane minds
cellophane feelings cellophane ties
cellophane people cellophane friends
cellophane future cellophane trends
cellophane people cellophane dreams
cellophane safety cellophane schemes
cellophane people cellophane rules
cellophane intentions cellophane fools
cellophane people cellophane games
cellophane gestures cellophane fame
cellophane people cellophane needs
cellophane actions cellophane deeds
cellophane people cellophane rights
cellophane system cellophane blight

my life as a lab animal
the screams the screams
constant danger constant danger
constant danger constant danger
the screams the screams
no way out no way out
no way out no way out
the screams the screams
endless pain end this pain
endless pain end this pain
let me out let me out
get me out
the pain

bite the hand that bleeds you
bite the hand that bleeds you
bite the hand that bleeds you
bite the hand that bleeds you
bite the hand that bleeds you

overtaxed and overworked
deep in debt and in the red
crisis in your aching head
who's to blame for all this shame
all you've earned now down the drain

bite the hand that bleeds you
bite the hand that bleeds you
bite the hand that bleeds you
bite the hand that bleeds you

at the mercy of a police state
proto-fascists hold your fate
beaten down for telling the truth
liquidated to hide the proof
lose your home, your mind and roof

bite the hand that bleeds you
bite the hand that bleeds you
bite the hand that bleeds you
bite the hand that bleeds you

unified we have a chance

to be as one defiant stance
dissolution of a sadists state
to have a stab at a better life
free from agencies of strife

bite the hand that bleeds you
bite the hand that bleeds you
bite the hand that bleeds you
bite the hand that bleeds you

void of pain
i don't want to die from disappointment
i don't want to die from my own disgust
don't want to live in the hands of the state
don't want to die with a heart of hate
how can they be happy in a world of sorrow
yesterdays suffering, today and tomorrow
look around hard, can they not see
the landscape is dying  and so are we
deliver us from this void of pain
a world which drives us all insane
we try so hard to achieve our goals
our lives just seem so predisposed
we climb the hill to see the view
a glimpse of hope of something new
then have to return to the same old grind

but do we have to leave our dreams behind
i don't feel joy like the people on tv
my minds filled with dread and there's no sanctuary
it seems so many are trapped in a scheme
conformity, regularity
it's all so obscene
it's as if people are afraid of themselves
fabricate reality to fill their shells
me, i just watch and i wonder why
the attraction to such an insidious lie
deliver us from this void of pain
a world which drives us all insane
we try so hard to achieve our goals
our lives just seem so predisposed
we climb the hill to see the view
a glimpse of hope of something new
then have to return to the same old grind
but do we have to leave our dreams behind

chemical straightjacket
chemical straightjacket chemical straightjacket
chemical straightjacket chemical straightjacket
they've got pills for all your ills
and they cost much feel out of touch
life in a daze brain in a maze
self dissipation disengaged
chemical straightjacket chemical straightjacket
now you're tame and feel no pain
a tranquil form of your former brain
safe from danger safe from thought
self immolation sold and bought
chemical straightjacket chemical straightjacket
chemical straightjacket chemical straightjacket

factories of blood
herd them in the rear
eyes are filled with fear
the reapers hand is near
they know the end is here
dread drips...
from every crevice of this place
no honor in this slaughter
just a bloody disgrace
an animal is worth more than just the price upon it's head
mankind in his gluttony addicted to bloodshed
chopping up the carcasses white apron turning red
...wishing the reverse needle gun in you instead
who could conceive these factories of blood
if god put these creatures here just to be our treat

then he needs his head examined
there are other things to eat
that don't involve a killing
a bloody waste of time
obsession with this sickness
an industry of crime
i know i'm not now saying anything you haven't heard before
with the anarchists reacting back in 1984
but the facts still remain abattoirs are much the same
injustice done to animals for monetary gain
who could conceive these factories of blood

rule of dumb
why can't they see what we see
why can't they feel what we feel
why can't they care how we care
they are the part of the fabric that we must now tear
are we going to have to drag you all from your lair
they sit on their high horses staring down
artificial existence aboard their mad - go - round
this world is our home and it don't belong
to your corporate infested hearts of stone
they're so brave when it comes to other peoples pain
conceal their lies to avoid all blame
pay off their puppets to extend their reign

but we're not all fools aboard they're fascist train
why can't they see what we see
why can't they feel what we feel
why can't they care how we care
he over privileged pricks who refuse to share
perversion of the axiom of laissez faire
they shit on their high chairs staring down
lording over us in every nations town
do they have a conscience can it ever be found
we just want a place where they don't abound
they're so brave when it comes to other peoples souls
sent into oblivion to do the inferior roles
sacrificed to a system that we all abhor
the aristocracy are the purveyors of all war
why can't they see what we see
why can't they feel what we feel
why can't they care how we care
why can't they see what we see
why can't they feel what we feel
why can't they care how we care
it's the end of the game of truth or dare
they sit on their high horses staring down